Judge to unseal search warrants in Hernandez case

By: Melissa Toupin


Aaron Hernandez's North Attleboro home has been searched multiple times throughout the investigation into the murder of his associate, Odin Lloyd. What police were looking for was never made public, but now a judge says he will unseal search warrants in the case.

The materials could be released as early as 2 PM Tuesday. Motions to unseal the contents were filed by several media outlets citing public interest in the case. Hernandez's defense team argued that it would hurt their clients chances at a fair trial. Bristol Country District Attorney Sam Sutter said Monday he would not appeal the judge's decision.

Odin Lloyd's body was discovered by a jogger in the North Attleboro industrial park on June 17th less than a mile from Hernandez's home. He was shot multiple times.

The tight end  plead not guilty to the murder. Two other men, Carlos Ortiz, and Ernest Wallace face lesser charges in connection to the murder.

Ortiz is due back in court Tuesday morning for a dangerousness hearing. He is being held on a weapons charge.

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